Today I want to offer up a little bit of advice if you are selling your home in Utah. If a personal belonging of yours is screwed, glued or nailed to the home, TAKE IT DOWN prior to listing the home or be prepared to part with it at closing. If something is screwed, glued or nailed to the wall it is considered real property, not personal property. See section 1.1 of the Utah REPC (figure 1).
This may seem obvious but it’s not. Are your TV’s or your speakers mounted to the wall? Is the chandelier above your kitchen table a family heirloom that you can not part with? Did you screw a bookshelf to the wall to insure it is stable? All of these examples (and countless more than I could come up with) are at risk of transferring with the home if they are not removed prior to listing. If you do not want to remove the items prior to listing then you must address these items during negotiations with any buyer.
I suggest walking through your home with your listing agent to have him or her point out any of the items that could fall under section 1.1 of the Utah REPC.
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